Category: Windows Server 2012

Who doesn’t like the sound of FREE ! Smile Well, Mitch Tulloch give you an intro about the upcoming OS which is Windows Server 2012 R2, you can download it here :


More info :


Windows Server 2012

This Windows Server come in simple editions as you can see the following pictures below.


and will arrive on September 4th! Can’t wait! Open-mouthed smile


MAP 7.0

Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0!

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to assess readiness for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Download MAP 7.0 on the Microsoft Download Center:

Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MAP beta review program. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 is now available for download.

Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0. The latest version of the MAP Toolkit adds several new planning scenarios that help you build for the future with agility and focus while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Download MAP 7.0 and begin planning your server deployments today!

New capabilities allow you to:

  • Understand your readiness to deploy Windows Server 2012 in your environment
  • Determine Windows 8 readiness
  • Investigate how Windows Server and System Center can manage your heterogeneous environment through VMware migration and Linux server virtualization assessments
  • Size your desktop virtualization needs for both Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and session-based virtualization using Remote Desktop Services
  • Ready your information platform for the cloud with the SQL Server 2012 discovery and migration assessment
  • Evaluate your licensing needs with usage tracking for Lync 2010, active users and devices, SQL Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012

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The following table represent comparison between Hyper-V 3.0 which on Windows Server 2012 and VMWare Smile


I’ve been looking is there any virtual labs that MS provide to us, the answer is Yes! Open-mouthed smile I found this link : there’s some virtual labs which very useful to try.

Give it a try, enjoy the lab! Open-mouthed smile


Thanks God MS already create a built in AD Recycle Bin UI for Windows Server 2012, on Windows Server 2008 R2 it really pain in the arse using LDP.exe though there are plenty free third party UI for it Smile.

OK, lets move on, to make it happen your forest must be 2008 R2 mode, if you not in that mode you have to raise it, and remember raising forest/domain functional not reversible.

To check it just type Get-ADForest


After that you have to enable Recycle Bin feature


Create user and delete it from ADUC, now open Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) then go to Deleted Objects container, you will find deleted user which you delete it a moment ago.


Right click the object then you have a choice to Restore or Restore to


  • Restore: This option will restore the object directly to its original location.
  • Restore to: This option will ask for a location to restore the deleted object to.

Actually there are 3 new functionality:

  1. Windows PowerShell for DHCP Server, cool isn’t it ? Open-mouthed smile one of the example, to find DHCP IPv4 just type Get-DhcpServerv4Scope
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  3. DHCP Failover, maximum only two server & only for IPv4 scope. Smile Step-by-Step: Configure DHCP for Failover I’ve already tried the lab and it works, some note : I cannot choose manually which server I want to set Active/Standby, typically the second server have to be Standby Server.
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  5. Policy based assignment (PBA), you can follow this guide : Step-by-Step: Configure DHCP Using Policy-based Assignment
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For point 2, after I bring up the DHCP Active server, the client will point back to DHCP Active server.imageFor troubleshooting purpose, you can download here :

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